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Vitamin C

Also called: Ascorbic acid 
 
 

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It is important for your skin, bones, and connective tissue. It promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron.

Vitamin C comes from fruits and vegetables. Good sources include citrus, red and green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and greens. Some juices and cereals have added vitamin C.

Some people may need extra vitamin C:

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding women
  • Smokers
  • People recovering from surgery
  • Burn victims
 
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    • Vitamin CFrom the National Institutes of Health(National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)
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